Captain Cheryl Funkhouser is a twenty-nine year veteran of Law Enforcement. She has spent twenty-seven of those years with the Chesterfield Police Department and previously worked as a police officer at the University City Police Department.
Throughout the course of her police career, she has served as a Field Training Officer, Bicycle Patrol Officer and D.A.R.E. officer. She has served as a department instructor in the topics of Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Force on Force, Racial Profiling, Officer Safety, Fair and Impartial Policing and Officer Wellness – Surviving Secondary Trauma. She also served as an instructor at the St Louis County and Municipal Police Academy as a Field Training Instructor trainer.
In 2005, Captain Funkhouser was promoted to the rank of Sergeant; assigned as a Watch Supervisor in the Bureau of Uniformed Patrol. She was later transferred to the Bureau of Community Affairs to become the Bureau Supervisor. In 2011, Captain Funkhouser was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assumed the position of Commander of the Bureau of Administration. In 2017, she was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Captain Funkhouser graduated magna cum laude from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Public Safety degree with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. She is also a graduate of the 279th Session of the FBI National Academy.
She has been a long-time member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE).
Captain Funkhouser spends most of her off duty time enjoying the outdoors, and she and her husband frequently spend their vacations hiking in the various National Parks of the United States.